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Shipping Deadlines to Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time

Can you believe Christmas is just a few weeks away? If you're sending gifts or cards via snail mail this year, make note of early deadlines to make sure your gifts get to their destinations in time for Christmas. The U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS have announced deadlines for holiday packages to arrive by Dec. 25. They're also urging consumers to mail their packages and cards as early as possible. "We are ready and positioned to have a successful peak season," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a statement. "Americans should feel confident sending their holiday cards, mail and packages with the Postal Service. There is a spirit of excitement throughout [USPS] and our entire team is ready to deliver the holidays for the nation." Here are the deadlines to ensure your gift arrives by Dec. 25. Happy holidays! U.S. Postal Service 2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for the Contiguous U.S. Dec. 15: USPS retail ground service Dec. 17: First-class mail service (including holiday greeting cards) Dec. 17: First-class packages Dec. 18: Priority Mail Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express 2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Alaska and Hawaii Alaska Dec. 2: USPS retail ground service Dec. 18: First-class mail service Dec. 18: Priority Mail Dec. 21: Priority Mail Express Hawaii Dec. 17: First-class Mail Dec. 17: Priority Mail Dec. 21: Priority Mail Express UPS Dec. 21: 3-Day Select Dec. 22: 2nd Day Air services Dec. 23: Next-day Air services FedEx Dec. 9: Ground & Freight Economy Dec. 15: Ground & Home Delivery Dec. 21: Express Saver Dec. 22: 2Day & 2Day-AM Dec. 23: Overnight services Dec. 24: Same-day services For more information, go here. 6 Christmas Tree Safety Tips to Consider This Holiday Season: [gallery ids="35957,35956,35955,35954,35953,35952,"]

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